Category Archives: Film Festivals
The lineup for Fantastic Fest 2016 grows more with its recently announced 2nd wave of programming. Topping the list is their opening night film Arriva, the highly anticipated sci-fi pic from Denis Villeneuve starring Amy Adams. Also set to bow at this year’s fest are Park Chan-Wook’s The Handmaiden and The Bad Batch, Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to her cult hit A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.
The famed mother-daughter duo of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher is well-known and come fall, they’re going to have a new spotlight on them: the 54th New York Film Festival, when their documentary Bright Lights screens there. This is only one of several documentaries that the Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled for this year’s festivals.
Ang Lee’s adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is set to have its world premiere at the 54th annual New York Film Festival on October 14. For everyone else who won’t be able to make it to New York for the fest, the feature will open in theaters in November.
It seems that the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival can’t stop announcing amazing additions to their program — which is already incredibly robust to begin with. The festival will present a first look at Hidden Figures as well as episodes from critically acclaimed television series Black Mirror and Transparent.
The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival has already unveiled a slate of programming filled with a spectacular slate of world premieres and high-profile films — but why stop there? TIFF has added even more premieres in their gala and special presentations as well as their Masters Program.
Make sure you mark your calendars. The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival is set for April 19-30, 2017. The New York City fest will also welcome Cara Cusumano as the new Director of Programming.
An impressive slate of thought-provoking films has been announced for the Toronto International Film Festival’s Platform, a juried program that highlights and champions the work of directors from around the world.
The Toronto International Film Festival has rounded out their 2016 slate of films with a robust lineup of documentaries as well as prime picks for their Midnight Madness and Vanguard programs.
After announcing their impressive opening and closing night films, the 54th New York Film Festival has unveiled their main slate which includes festival circuit favorites as well as noteworthy premieres.
It wouldn’t be the Toronto International Film Festival if it didn’t showcase filmmakers from their own country. From acclaimed veterans to emerging talent, TIFF has an impressive lineup of documentaries, dramas, thrillers and animation.
The first wave of programming for the 12th annual Fantastic Fest has been announced and it promises to deliver the goods when it comes to genre-twisting cinema. The Austin-based fest will feature a red carpet screening of Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children starring Eva Green and Asa Butterfield.
The first round of titles in the Gala and Special Presentations programs at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival has been announced and as usual, it’s quite an impressive mix of box office draws, international fare, indie picks, and awards season bait.
The lineup of speakers is starting to take shape for South by Southwest 2017. The festival continues their tradition of converging the interactive, film and music industries with a unique cross section of speakers and panelists and one of the first names to be added to the list is Transparent creator Jill Soloway.
The 54th New York Film Festival is set to open with the hot button topic of mass incarceration via Ava Duvernay’s documentary The 13th. The fest will serve as a stage for the world premiere of the film, which will later debut on Netflix and in limited theaters on Oct. 7.
With Independence Day: Resurgence set to invade multiplexes this weekend, we take a look at the original, the quintessential popcorn blockbuster that is Independence Day.
Damien Chazelle wrote and directed the film which will also star John Legend and J.K. Simmons, who earned an Oscar for his role in Chazelle’s other musically-oriented pic Whiplash.
Director Meera Menon delivers some notable moments and textbook financial thrills via Amy Fox’s script, but Equity tries too hard to be the “first female-driven Wall Street film” rather than being a dynamic film that doesn’t drag its feet.
In its own unconventional way, Chee and T tells the story of the resident obnoxious cousin in your family but with a hearty helping of dry humor, wit, and the perfect amount recreational drug use.
Pulled from Almanzar’s personal experiences and framed with Issler and Snyder’s use of Western elements, 11:55 is a captivating moral story of vengeance, family, and friendship.
Don’t Hang Up takes prank phone calls to a whole new, messed up level, but in the end, the movie seems like a really cool ’90s horror flick trying to find its place in 2016.
Clever and subversive, Opening Night pokes fun at jukebox musicals and all the big personalities living their dreams out on Broadway — but that’s the joy of the movie.
The Shanghai International Film Festival is set to begin this month and has announced a wide variety of films in this year’s lineup. Among the titles are Werner Herzog’s Salt and Fire and Chinese rocker Cao Baoping’s Coke And Bull.
The 69th Cannes Film Festival wrapped over the weekend and like every other year, there were some highs and some lows, some standing ovations and, yes, some boos. Here’s a few of the top takeaways from this year’s fest.
On Sunday, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller’s jury for the 69th Cannes Film Festival handed out awards to the best of the fest on the Croisette.
The news from Cannes this week includes The Orchard nabbing Richard Gere’s The Dinner and the heap of critical praise for Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas.
Celluloid Dreams has secured deals for Bone Tomahawk, starring Kurt Russell, and the documentary The Eagle Huntress, executive produced and narrated by Daisy Ridley.
We’re a couple days into the Cannes Film Festival and there’s a considerable amount of buzz around Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming The Irishman and the long list of deals to report including the Halle Berry and Michael Douglas drama Silence.
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival kicks off this week, and we’ve got your guide to the exclusive parties and events going down on The Croisette. Get exclusive info on over 60 parties, events, lounges and panels! (This list will be updated as the event goes on!)
Director Sam Mendes will take the seat at the head of the jury table at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10.